The World Cup is only four months away.
So if you’re English and happen to be a footballer you want to make sure you’re in top form.
Especially if you’re a goalkeeper.
Joe Hart doesn’t get in the West Ham side and Jordan Pickford is conceding goals for fun at Everton leaving Jack Butland in pole position for a starting spot.
However Butland will be hoping that Gareth Southgate doesn’t have Match of the Day on record tonight.
The 24-year-old conceded a howler to gift Leicester a point during Stoke’s 1-1 draw.
Marc Albrighton’s 70th minute drilled cross should have been routine for a goalkeeper of Butland’s ability, but the six-cap England international dropped the ball into his own goal.
It’s always reassuring to see England’s players getting into tournament form four months before a World Cup.
Just when you start daydreaming about how good we’re going to be someone’s on hand to bring you back down to earth.
To be fair Butland did make some excellent saves late on to ensure Stoke held on to a point.
You won’t be seeing any of those in Russia.
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